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Friday, January 21, 2011


As I was driving south on US 54 I was wondering where the almost full moon was. Suddenly I was treated to an amazing MOONRISE! The moon was HUGE as it came up over the mountains. I wish that I had my camera, it would have made a gorgeous picture (if it would have come out).

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Photoshop and textures

I signed up for Kim Klassen's blog
She offers free textures, and free instant classes. I have not taken any of her pay classes (just discovered her last week!). Check it out

Sunday, January 16, 2011

CBS Sunday morning

This program has been part of my Sunday morning routine for many years. Lots of interesting and thought provoking features.
But this AM, as part of the coverage of the Haiti earthquake, they showed the most inspiring game of soccer. It was played with amputees who has lost legs in the earthquake, and they were playing on crutches, full bore, all out, falling and getting up. Per the feature, being an amputee pre-earthquake in Haiti was shameful, and they were outcast. Since the earthquake and the number of people who have amputations, the outlook for amputees is much brighter. Outside agencies are teaching Haitians to build prosthesis (wow, that is had to spell???) and become physical therapists.
All in all, an inspiring story.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Great Quote

Good artists copy, great artists steal.
- That one’s been attributed to both Picasso and Steve Jobs of Apple.

It was 48 degrees today and it felt like a heat wave! It has been cold here, no snow but in the teens every night and only in the 30s during the day!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


I am taking a fotoshop fun class from Lani Puppetmaker. She asked us to do some collages and I came up with these two (the one above I had already made last year, but the one below is new.)
On Thursday we will do some layering in photoshop, which is one of my (many) weaknesses in Photoshop! Should be interesting.

I am also going to Notions and Potions, An Apothecary with Michael de Meng and Kathy Engen in New Orleans. Check out Valley Ridge!

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

New Years Clutter

I found this quote on mystoryart.com:

"Affirm for yourself that you are a success. Affirm that you are successful in getting rid of your clutter. If you are having a hard time getting started, be grateful that you are such a successful clutterer. Who else could have amassed such a collection of stuff?" --Norman Vincent Peale

I am a very successful clutterer!

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Interesting Quote

"Art is not a thing; it is a way." Elbert Hubbard